Activist | Co-Founder of We Charity (Formerly Free The Children and Me to We)
Marc Kielburger is a New York Times bestselling author and social entrepreneur who co-founded the WE movement with the mission to make “doing good, doable”.
Over the past two decades, Marc, along with his co-founder and brother Craig Kielburger, has grown the WE movement to engage 4+ million people annually in service. The We Organization now includes the WE Charity, the ME to WE Social Enterprise, and WE Day. Over 250,000 people earn their ticket to WE Day celebrations through volunteerism.
Marc and Craig’s pioneering social enterprise model, ME to WE, sustains the work of their charitable mission with socially-conscious products purchased by millions of consumers. Their work has resulted in a holistic development model lifting more than one million people out of poverty.
Marc’s newest book is WEconomy: You Can Find Your Meaning, Make a Living, and Change the World. Co-authored with Craig Kielburger and Holly Branson, the book is a blueprint to drive positive impact and change the world through the combined mission of purpose and profit.
Marc graduated from Harvard University with a degree in International Relations. He won a Rhodes Scholarship, and completed a law degree from Oxford University. He has also received 10 honorary doctorates and degrees for his work in the fields of education and human rights.
He is the recipient of many honors, including the Order of Canada, and was selected by the World Economic Forum as one of the world’s Young Global Leaders. Marc was also inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame for his humanitarian efforts and his work to empower youth to change the world.